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Nathan Marz is an engineer at Twitter. Previously Nathan was the lead engineer of BackType which was acquired by Twitter in July of 2011. Nathan has been involved in the Big Data space for more than four years. He is the author of Cascalog, a high level abstraction for MapReduce, and Storm, a distributed and fault-tolerant realtime computation system. These projects are relied upon by dozens and dozens of companies. He is the author of an upcoming book for Manning Publications called "Big Data: Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems" and writes a blog at http://nathanmarz.com.